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Good Article on Emotional Responses to MS

The Rocky Mountain MS Center's Summer 2007 InforMS newsletter (PDF here) has an article in it that I think would be of value to many of the ThisIsMS readers.

I frequently see postings from people who are very distraught by their diagnosis and the uncertainty of the future. They often seem to be chronically distraught. This article has some good tips like this one:

Q: To spend some time mired in anxiety and concern ...
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Brain & Spine MRI Reports

Hello everyone,

I have recently fired my Neurologist and I am now waiting to see another. I recieved my MRI reports and I was wondering if anyone could help interpret or describe them in layman's terms. For that matter any input would be helpful. Thanks!

DATE: 06/06/2007

EXAMINATION - MRI of the whole brain performed without and with intravenous gadolinium protocol.


1. There are numerous large round and ovoid areas of abnormal signal ...
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Now even some of the scientists are realising that the EAE model is pretty much useless.

Targeting Multiple Sclerosis 04 September 2007

A Dr Hadwen Trust-funded pilot study at Imperial College, London, is investigating whether the application of a new molecular technique could replace animal experiments in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research. MS is a debilitating disease of the nervous system, affecting around 2.5 million people worldwide and with currently no cure. Animal experiments on ...
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Please can you help me with neuro appointment.

Hi there - I am fairly new to this board but would really like some advice on dealing with my neuro appointment next week. I apologise in advance for how long this is but if anyone could give me a bit of guidance I would be very grateful.

I am in the UK and will only have about 15 mins in my first consultation back in the NHS next week... so I am desperately keen ...
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Stem Cell Pharma Inc.


Las Vegas, Nv. 8/29/2007 5:34 PM GMT (FINDITT)
The following is the new Executive Summary posted on the Stem Cell Pharma, Inc. (SCPI) website.


Stem Cell Pharma Inc. (SCPI) is a privately held bio-pharmaceutical company founded in May of 2005, with a capitalization of 10 mm shares, out of which 3.3mm are issued ...
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Imoxicillin ? Lyme Test? Yeast Test?

Been diagnosed with MS by my Neurologist. Also, seeing Lyme Literate doctor to rule out Lyme disease. Lyme Literate doctor put me on Imoxicillin 500 mg which I take 2 pills twice a day for 30 days due to a bad sinus infection, only been on for 7 days. I will get the results of my Lyme test Sept 10.

Should I see inmprovements of my symptoms during this period on Imoxicillin if I have ...
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ATP Signaling and Oligodendrocyte Toxicity

ATP is a vital molecule within cells for the transfer of energy, but now it looks set to join glutamate for its role in excitotoxicity

ATP Signaling and Oligodendrocyte Toxicity
Carlos Matute, Iratxe Torre, Fernando Pérez-Cerdá, Alberto Pérez-Samartín, Elena Alberdi, Estibaliz Etxebarria, Amaia M. Arranz, Rivka Ravid, Alfredo Rodríguez-Antigüedad, María Victoria Sánchez-Gómez, and María Domercq

Excitotoxicity used to be synonymous with too much glutamate, but when it comes to oligodendrocytes, it seems that excitotoxicity also ...
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About Detrol...

My friend was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis last year. The doctor recommended that we send her to a specialist to have her bladder “ballooned”. Her mother said “no way” and started looking on the Internet for alternative treatments. After taking Detrol she is able to sleep through the night and she is back to leading a normal life.
This is just to make people realise that only a Doctor’s diagnosis is not enough, you must ...
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Pain question

Hi, I am a newbie and have a question about pain. I have had MS for approx 11 years and have had pain in my legs since shortly after diagnosis. I am now experiencing new pain that started about a week ago in the fatty part of the palms of my hands and now is just about everywhere on my body. It is pain that is different than the pain I have been having in ...
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Symptoms, Diagnosis, Please Help.


My main question at this point, Can a sinus infection (that apparently I had on and off for a long time) cause this auto immune problem which could be diagnosed as MS?

Some history:
It started in march of this year (2007), I got some numb like feeling in tongue, lip, chin. Ended up on blood pressure meds and monitoring blood pressure for next month. I then got numbness in my hands and feet, ...
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